In the Scottish Borders, a place where traditions are valued, events and personalities from end of Raj India suddenly lob a firecracker into the lives of ‘relatives’ and friends. A hazy notion of a connection with pre-independence India explodes, burning beliefs, cracking apart certainties, posing questions difficult to answer. Is it family, situation, place, or our interpretation of these that makes us unique beings, feeds our sense of who we are?
When a stranger knocks on her door with a photograph, Ro is shaken by its inference of disturbing family secrets. Aitken oozes guilt at the impending sale of Berefield, his crumbling Scottish Borders family home that encapsulates the essence of his being. When tragedy occurs, can his relationship with Alexa help him forge a new future built on the old? Maitla is distressed by the loss of a loved partner, an enigmatic businessman whose legacy leaves her with tormenting questions. As their sense of identity splinters, a common link becomes apparent. The Scottish Borders, a southern Portuguese town, and end of Raj India are points on the circumference of their lives with a gutsy woman and enigmatic man at the centre.